Cayman Carnival Batabano held its
inaugural scavenger hunt on Saturday and organisers hailed it a great success.
Ten teams of four entered the
contest, which involved checking for clues at various locations throughout Grand Cayman and testing the teams’ island knowledge as a
The hunt was divided into four
zones, which stretched from Seven Mile Beach
to Bodden Town and back again.
Cayman Carnival Batabano committee
member Kara Coe said that all involved had enjoyed the occasion immensely.
“Feedback from the teams was
extremely positive as they voiced their enjoyment of the event, even asking for
another hunt to be held soon,” she said.
The first prize winners were Beer
Essentials, who won Cayman Airways return tickets to Miami plus gas vouchers to
be redeemed at Walkers Road Texaco station.
In second place came the
aptly-monikered On The Run, who were the lucky winners of four Lime cellphones,
four Vevendi passes, vouchers for Books & Books and Walkers Road Texaco gas
Finders Keepers also lived up to
their team name, the foursome going home with the third place prize which
comprised four gift certificates for Dolce Vita, four Automotive Art services
vouchers, four Sport N Zone gift certificates and Walkers Road Texaco gas
As well as the main prizes, spot
prizes were given away throughout the day. These included gift certificates
from Island Cleaners, Reliable Industries, Pipinos Pizza, Luz Restaurant, Lewis
Consulting, Auto Spa, Don Foster’s Dive, Le Classique, Purple Dragon Karate
School, Funky Tangs, Trisha’s Roses and Headz Up and Tips & Toes Beauty
“For a first-time event, the
Batabano Committee is extremely optimistic that this will continue to grow each
year to become one of their signature events running up to the Carnival,” said
Following the hunt, hungry team
members and intrigued cruise ship passengers alike enjoyed post-event food, the
proceeds of which went toward Cayman Carnival Batabano and charity coffers.
Members of Trend Setters team may
have been far from the top three but said that they had got a lot out of the
“We had a great time. I think that
it is also a wonderful networking, and relationship-building event. Spending four
or five hours together result in you knowing more about the people on your team
than you did when you started,” said a team member.
Fridays in April will see Cayman
Carnival Batabano awareness being raised even further by a series of Bar Hops,
in conjunction with Jacques Scott.
Taking place between 5.30pm and
7.30pm, the Bar Hops comprise a series of games and activities.
Teams, usually of six people per
game, are asked questions about Batabano, Jacques Scott and LIME in a
multiple-choice scenario. Prizes include T-shirts, bottles of rum, phones and
“We also usually do a raffle where
anyone can enter to win a Blackberry which is drawn at the end of the event,”
explained Julie Hutton of Cayman Carnival Batabano.
The next Bar Hop is on Friday, 9
April at Singh’s Roti Shop. The week after, Friday, 16 April, festivities move
to Hammerheads, and on Friday, 23 April the Bar Hop hits Mango Tree.
There will be colour and excitement
aplenty on Saturday, 24 April with Junior Batabano hitting the streets.
Youngsters will be showing that they’ve got just as much rhythm, style and
energy as the main street parade – if not more.
Other upcoming Batabano events
include a Cocktail Competition on Thursday, 29 April, the Batabano Song Competition
and Street Fete on Friday, 30 April and the crowning glory of Saturday, 1 May.
That’s the day when the parade turns
the streets into riot of colour, beauty, sparkle and dance. The street fete,
food festival and Art in the Heart event will make Cayman Carnival Batabano
2010 a true event to remember.
It’s not over there, though – on
Saturday 26 June, Z99’s Full Moon Golf Night at Britannia Golf Course, will to
keep the party going, so unleash your inner tiger and get roaring.
Don’t forget this
Saturday, 3 April, either – Z99 Easter Egg Hunt at Camana Bay
should get adults and kids of all ages in the mood for the holiday